Preserve Nevada Lists 11 Most Endangered Places In The State

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A preservation group is listing earthquake-damaged historic buildings in downtown Wells as among Nevada's 11 most endangered places.

Preserve Nevada says there's a lack of economic support for repair and rehabilitation of damage to Wells' "Commercial Row" following the magnitude 6 temblor last Feb. 21.

Also making the list were Maude Frazier Hall at UNLV, which dates to 1956 and held the university's first classes, and Paradise Elementary School, which opened in 1949 and closed in 1998. It is now owned by nearby McCarran International Airport.

The group lists the ghost town of Rhyolite between Beatty and Death Valley National Park, Northern Nevada Locomotives 93 and 40 in Ely, Stokes Castle in Austin, the Nye County Courthouse in Tonopah, and the Lagomarsino Rock Art Site in Storey County.

Downtown Las Vegas' historic district, from 6th to 9th streets and Gass to Clark avenues, and Building 100 of the Date Street Complex in Boulder City also made the list, along with what the group terms "mid-century roadside motor courts."

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-30-08 1542EDT


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